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NOV 10: Veterans Day Liberty or Death Reenactment

  • Historic St. John's Church, 1741 2401 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23223 USA (map)

Please join us for our Veterans Day Reenactment as we honor veterans of all U.S. wars.  The program includes patriotic music. 

 “To care for him who shall have born the battle.”

TICKETS can be purchased online or at the Gift Shop on the day of the show.

  • 1:15 PM Front Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 1:30 PM Music program begins at 1:30. Festival Brass Band performs.

  • 2:00 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity)

Please call our Visitor Center at (804) 648-5015 with questions or any special requests.

Accessibility: Historic St. John's Church welcomes all visitors. We are fully wheelchair accessible. We offer handicapped parking on 24th street, directly in front of the elevator, which leads to the church grounds. Street parking only.

THE SHOW IS RECOMMENDED FOR AGES SIX (6) AND UP.
We ask that parents escort restless or noisy children outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Your cooperation is appreciated!

CHILDREN UNDER TWO (2) DO NOT REQUIRE A TICKET
One child over 14 days old and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may sit on lap of ticketed adult.

ABOUT VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11th. Veterans Day was originally called “Armistice Day” when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this day in November 1919. Armistice is when warring parties agree to stop fighting and “Armistice Day” recognizes the end of World War 1 when hostilities ceased on November 11th at 11 A.M, 1918 (11th hour, of the 11th, of the 11th month).

On May 13th, 1938 Armistice Day was declared a legal holiday each year. A day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace. Originally Armistice Day only honored veterans of the World War.

On November 11th, 1947 Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran, organized a “National Veterans Day” parade in Birmingham, Alabama to recognize veterans of all wars.

This celebration led to Congress changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize Veterans of all U.S. wars.